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Snakeskin Grisette
Amanita Ceciliae
Strangulated Amanita


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Snakeskin Grisette

Snakeskin Grisette 

Amanita ceciliae, commonly called snakeskin grisette and strangulated amanita, is a basidiomycete fungus in the genus Amanita. First described in 1854 by Miles Joseph Berkeley and Christopher Edmund Broome, it was given its current name by Cornelis Bas in 1984. It is characterized by bearing a large fruit body with a brown cap 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) across. The cap has charcoal-grey patches, which are easily removable. The stipe is 7–18 cm (2.8–7.1 in) long, white in colour, and there is no ring on it. It is slightly tapered to the top, and has irregular cottony bands girdling the base. The universal veil is grey. Spores are white, spherical in shape, non-amyloid, and measure 10.2–11.7 micrometres. The mushrooms are considered edible, but field guides typically advise caution in selecting them for consumption, due to risks of confusion with similar toxic species. A. ceciliae is found in woods throughout Europe and North America, where it fruits during summer and autumn. Quoted from Wikipedia.

Daniel Rodriguez, Rosalyn Hilborne, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮, Jean and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Belle trouvaille et merci pour les informations *******
13 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Merci pour ce beau compliment, Malik. Amitiés, Joe
13 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
It's rather beautiful and you have captured it so well.
13 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Jean club
Thanks very much, Jean. All the best, Joe
13 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
sharp details , incredible fungus
13 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Mario Vargas club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Mario. Cheers, Joe
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Stunningly beautiful; what an amzing details Joe.
13 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks for your very kind comment, Jaap. Cheers, Joe
13 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It is beautiful but if they advise caution, I would definitely leave it alone :)
Well captured Joe. Cheers, Rosa.
13 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
I am pleased to report, Rosa, I didn't eat this mushroom. Thanks for your great comment. Cheers, Joe
13 months ago.

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